(Valentine's Day, February 14), a Christian holiday dedicated forlove.Named afterthe ChristiansaintValentine,patron oflovers,and probablymarks the date ofhis death. In the past centuriesand especiallyin the western worldthis holiday is about sending greeting cards (Valentines) and gifts.
Historical roots of this holiday are unclear, and probably came up during the ceremonial traditions of the Roman Empire. Saint's Valentine identity is also not clear, in the Christian tradition there are several legends about him.
One of them shows the Valentine as a priest in the third century AD who opposed the emperor Claudius (prohibiting young to get married) so he secretly married young couples. When Claudius discovered his actions, he ordered his execution.
Another legend tells the story of a courageous priest, who was involved in the smuggling of Christians from prison, so he was executed.
According to a third legend, a priest (in a Roman prison) Valentine sent a letter to his mistress signed with "Your Valentine" expression who became proverbial.
The last decades of the twentieth century, blurring the holiday's religious identity, and become as a unreligious love.Israel celebrates Valentine's Day mostly from the eighties.
What are you preparing for your lover?
As recommended always to give an impressive bouquet.
But let's be a little more creative this year.
I recommend a few things:
Jewelry of course- There is not a woman who doesn't want jewelries of any kind.
We all love perfumes...
Always welcome chocolate and wine.
I would love to have an outfit: a dress or a nice sweater
Or even a note with a few romantic words and a kiss...
Hope you got some ideas... Have a nice day with lots of love.